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The Grattan Scholars

Established by the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy in 2012 to serve as a catalyst for attracting and inspiring the best and brightest postgraduate students from around the world, The Grattan Scholars programme has succeeded beyond all expectations. We are delighted to welcome the 20th Grattan Scholar to Trinity in 2020 - the 200th anniversary of Henry Grattan's death.

The Grattan Scholars programme supports exceptional PhD students who have the potential to become future academic leaders and influential voices for social and economic development. Grattan Scholars are chosen not only for their academic achievements, but also for their commitment to teaching and ambition to understand and improve society through their research and education.  Grattan Scholars also play a vital role in delivering high-quality and engaging teaching enriching the learning experience of our undergraduate students.

The Grattan Scholars programme, which honours the Irish statesman Henry Grattan a celebrated graduate of Trinity College, has been established with the generous support of Trinity's alumni and friends.